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Meaning of decision by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle French, from Latin decisio, decisionis, from dēcīdō ( “to decide” ) .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪˈsɪʒən/
    • Rhymes: -ɪʒən


    decision ( countable and uncountable; plural: decisions )

    1. A choice or judgement .
      It is the decision of the court that spoiling the endings of movies is protected as free speech .
      It's a tough decision, but I'll take vanilla .
    2. ( uncountable ) Firmness of conviction .
      After agonizing deliberations, they finally proceeded with decision .
    3. ( chiefly combat sports ) A result arrived at by the judges when there is no clear winner at the end of the contest .
      He has won twice by knockout, once by decision .
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Explanation of decision by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of making up your mind about something

    2. the burden of decision was his
    3. the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose

    4. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

    5. a decision unfavorable to the opposition
    6. the outcome of a game or contest

    7. the team dropped three decisions in a row
    8. a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred

    9. had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent

    Definition of decision by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Decision n. [L. decisio, fr. decīdere, decisum: cf. F. décision. See Decide.]
      1. Cutting off; division; detachment of a part. [Obs.] Bp. Pearson.

      2. The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion.

      The decision of some dispute. Atterbury.

      3. An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, “a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court.”

      4. The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, “to manifest great decision”.

      Syn. -- Decision, Determination, Resolution. Each of these words has two meanings, one implying the act of deciding, determining, or resolving; and the other a habit of mind as to doing. It is in the last sense that the words are here compared. Decision is a cutting short. It implies that several courses of action have been presented to the mind, and that the choice is now finally made. It supposes, therefore, a union of promptitude and energy. Determination is the natural consequence of decision. It is the settling of a thing with a fixed purpose to adhere. Resolution is the necessary result in a mind which is characterized by firmness. It is a spirit which scatters ( resolves ) all doubt, and is ready to face danger or suffering in carrying out one's determinations. Martin Luther was equally distinguished for his prompt decision, his steadfast determination, and his inflexible resolution.